Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership


Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MATH-1224Math for Aviation3
This course in fundamental aviation mathematics is designed to be completed without the use of a calculator. It is expected that students have a solid grasp of basic arithmetic operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as concepts like fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages. In addition to these foundational mathematical skills, the course will cover specific topics relevant to aviation. These aviation-related topics include techniques for converting units of speed, distance, and time; practical rules of thumb like the 1 in 60 Rule and the relationships between knots and nautical miles; methods for calculating descent rates; and determining the speed of headwinds, tailwinds, and crosswinds. Other areas of focus encompass understanding pressure and density altitude; utilizing the speed, distance, and time formula; interpreting and interpolating performance charts; and performing weight and balance calculations. This course places a strong emphasis on the application of mathematical principles to real-world scenarios encountered during flight planning. By working through a variety of math-based problems, students will develop the skills necessary to effectively solve problems and make informed decisions when planning flights
LAWS-1085Pre-Solo Air Law & Regulations3
The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and radio phraseology are introduced in this course. Students will complete the Transport Canada pre-solo written exam and the requirements for the Industry Canada restricted radio operator certificate. Regulations and radio phraseology will be applied to operating the aircraft. Theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to flight maneuvers and operational flying
AVIA-1080Airframes & Engines2.5
This course provides an overview, functionality, and applicability of varied power plants and structures used in general and commercial aviation. In this course, students study weight and balance, power distribution and management, and aircraft performance and stresses as specific applied topics.
AVIA-1082Flight Principles 16
This course introduces the curriculum required for the private pilot licence, including air law, navigation, meteorology, and general aviation knowledge. The course aids in the preparation to write the Transport Canada exam for the private pilot licence. Theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to flight maneuvers and operational flying.
SPKG-1023Aviation English Language Support4
In this course, students who are non-native speakers of English will improve the speaking and listening skills which are critical to the aviation industry. Students will learn communicative strategies essential to maintaining an operational rating or achieving the expert proficiency necessary to have success with the formal aviation language proficiency demonstration, the aviation program, and future employment.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
This course provides a continuation of meteorological concepts introduced in Flight Principles 1. Focus on weather systems at the macro-and for and micro-levels will be enhanced by comprehensive interpretation of weather reports and forecasts for the purpose of flight planning.
AVIA-1084Navigation Principles & Theory 13
This course is one of two courses focused specifically on applied navigation principles using case studies and in-lab simulation and demonstration of the varied types and uses of navigation ids, including Global Positioning System (GPS), Very High-Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), Non-directional Beacons (NDB) Flight Director Systems and other scenario-based simulations.
AVIA-1081Airport & Ground Operations3
This course addresses the layouts, procedures and layers of management involved in typical airports, large and small, including organizational structures, management, communication and maintenance. Airport marking, and operating procedures in the control zone and on the active runways and aprons are investigated with a focus on orienting students to this complex environment.
MATH-1225Business Math4
This course involves the study of practical math used in business applications. It provides an overview of basic arithmetic and algebra concepts as well as the mathematical tools that students will need in future study and employment.
HIST-1055Aviation History3
This course provides an overview of the milestones, achievements, icons, and cultural contexts of aviation history in the modern and post-modern eras. In addition, this course aims to provide students with an awareness of the Canadian Aviation Industry's history and its present context.
AVIA-3001Flight Principles 26
This course enhances and builds on the curriculum required for the private pilot licence delivered in Flight Principles 1 with a focus on operational flying and associated activities.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMM-3020Professional Communication3
This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
Advanced avionics on today's modern aircraft will be introduced, including electronic flight instruments, navigation displays, flight management systems, and autopilots. Avionics equipment, operation and applications will be reviewed and practised. Strategies to operate and manage avionics during single-pilot operations will be introduced and explained. Advanced avionics theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to operational flying.
MGMT-1276Project Management3
This course introduces students to the principles of project management according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). Practical assignments are combined with industry-accepted standards for the purpose of developing a logical framework for managing and leading projects.
This is an introductory Geography course that will allow students to investigate Canadian geography topics relating to geomagnetism, cartography, aircraft navigational systems and space weather that impacts aviation.
AVIA-3002Flight Principles 36
This course introduces the curriculum required for the commercial pilot license, including air law, navigation, meteorology, and general aviation knowledge. The course aids in the preparation to write the Transport Canada exam for the commercial pilot license. Theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to flight maneuvers and operational flying.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMM-1140Professional Communication & Comportment4
This course is designed to define professional communication practices for the aviation industry. Professional comportment is modelled and practiced in team settings with a focus on augmenting student awareness of professional conduct and how it is achieved and maintained in aviation. This course is operated as a simulated organizational structure with student participants involved in scenario-based simulations, case- studies, and teamwork exercises.
MGMT-1277Human Factors & Risk Management 13
This course enhances and builds on the Human Factors concepts for the Private and Commercial Pilot licences. Physiological and psychological effects are studied. Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM) strategies are practised through simulations and scenarios. Threat and Error Management (TEM) is applied to case studies, all of which provides students a chance to gain skills in workload and stress management.
BSCI-1267Critical Thinking/Decision-Making3
Students will investigate critical thinking and decision-making theories, models, and practices in order to enhance their objective decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will identify goals, alternatives, and risks in a range of case studies, scenarios, and timed decision-making simulations to practice their skills.
RSCH-1009Research Principles & Practice3
This course will provide an opportunity for students to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. Students will develop a research question, complete a literature review, and analyse secondary research to answer their research question.
AVIA-3003Flight Principles 46
This course delivers the curriculum required for the instrument rating, including air law and procedures, meteorology, instrumentation, navigation and radio aids, and human factors. The course aids in the preparation to write the Transport Canada exam for the instrument rating.

Level 5
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-1089Multi-Engine Aircraft Systems2.5
In this course, students will study multi-engine aircraft systems, from the light twin aircraft to transport-category airliners. Aircraft performance, and weight and balance as it applies to multi-engine aircraft will be studied and calculated.
BUSI-1198Aviation Business Organization Studies2
This course offers an overview of the psychology of people in organizations in the aviation industry. Topics will focus on social dynamics in organizations, including employee motivation, influencing others, decision making, cooperation, culture, leadership, and teams. The course will be comprised of lectures, general discussions, and smaller seminar discussions. A specific focus on Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Airline structures, operations and administration will be undertaken.
MGMT-5062Leadership Principles & Practices3
In this course students will learn to identify and use a variety of leadership styles. They will be able to tailor their leadership style to the specific situations they encounter. They will learn to apply these leadership techniques to accommodate the diversity of interests, cultures and human behaviours they will encounter. Self-assessment and case study materials add an experiential element.
MGMT-1279Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics3
This course will provide an overview of ethical frameworks as they apply to business practices. By examining their own ethical principles, students will identify and apply a range of strategies to resolve problems and make decisions that will support a business organization.
AVIA-3004Navigation Principles & Theory 24
This course is focused on the theory and practical use of advanced navigation aids typically used in VFR (visual flight rules) and IFR (instrument flight rules) flight for both general aviation aircraft and larger, multi-crew aircraft.
AVIA-5004Flight Principles 56
In this course, students will study multi-engine procedures and flight operations for both general aviation aircraft and larger, multi-crew aircraft. Additionally, the course will emphasize the principles and practices of multi-crew co-operation and crew resource management (CRM).

Level 6
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-3096Human Factors & Risk Management 23
In this course, students will study elements and aspects of aviation professionalism, in-flight calculations, and workload management as directly related to in-flight cockpit resource management and teamwork. Case studies, simulations and scenarios will be used to develop Crew Resource Management (CRM) techniques. Threat and Error Management (TEM) techniques will also be practiced.
SFTY-1073Safety Management Systems2.5
In this course, students will research ground, maintenance, and flight safety systems at an organizational level. Students will study the relationship between the individual and the organization, including Human Factors and situational awareness as it relates to the safe conduct of operations.
MGMT-1280Reputation & Brand Management3
This course will introduce students to marketing principles and their design and management. Specific focus will be put on brand theory, data collection, branding, and brand management. Organizational alignment and the design of marketing initiatives will be discussed.
DEVL-1060Aviation Industry Research & Workplace4
In this course, students will research emerging trends, issues, and opportunities in the Canadian aviation industry. Building on their research of the industry, students will examine and define their personal professional goals and prepare a professional portfolio. Additionally, this course will augment the work placement process and focus on business etiquette, networking, and job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
AVIA-5005Flight Principles 66
This course is a culmination of previously learned material and a study of advanced concepts. Topics will include air law and procedures, airframes, powerplants and aircraft systems, instruments, navigation, flight operations, theory of flight, human factors, meteorology, flight planning, radio communications, and aids to navigation. This course aids in the preparation to write the Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) examinations.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits - Normally taken in
levels 4 and 6

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 32 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program